Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A steady six

Another good month following the training plan although the last couple of days have seen a slight hiccup by way of a sore and achey knee.

Each weekend has seen me increase my 'long run' by 5 or 10 minutes and on Monday I finally reached the 6 mile mark with my longest run to date of 70 minutes.  The run itself felt great on the whole apart from a sudden niggly pain in my right knee that started around the 4 mile point.  This actually got a lot worse whilst running downhill so I decided to take it easy at this point and walk for a short spell.  I managed to carry on running again after but my knee has not been too good since.  I decided to give today's training run a miss which was a bit disappointing as I'm really enjoying the new club runs with Cobra on Wednesday nights, but I did go for a half hour dog walk instead which freed things up a little bit.

I think that perhaps my new hill work on Wednesday nights plus the increased distance is not agreeing with my joints so I guess I just need to take it steady for a while.  I've entered the DK10K on the 2nd May so I have plenty of time yet.  I'm pleased that my breathing and stamina seem so much better so that's a start a least.  My aim is to be able to run a steady 8 miles by the time my race comes around, that way, 10K should feel at least comfortable.....I hope :-/

Here's this months results:

February 2012

Runs to date: 11
Walks to date: 11
Hikes to date: 0
Miles during Feb: 54.3 miles
Workout time during Feb: 12 hrs 30 mins
Calories burnt during Feb: 4892


  1. Good luck with your running training, and I also can't wait to hear your further progress:) Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))

  2. Thanks Jon, hoping the knee will sort itself out during the next few days so I can get back to it! :)

  3. Good job with the totals! The knees always get in the way! I don't know why they were made so sub-par when they are responsible for so much! Make sure you aren't in need of some new shoes... Thats what knee pain tells me...
    Take it nice and slow with the increases as you are doing